Work for WIC!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do you have a passion for nutrition and breastfeeding?  Would you like to join our WIC team?  Here are a few positions within the Sacramento County WIC Program:

Nutrition Assistant

Nutrition Assistants provide nutrition education and assistance to qualifying participants. Incumbents interview and/or assess women, infants and children to determine eligibility for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program; assess nutritional status and provide education, counseling, and referrals and other information to program participants.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are Nutrition Assistants who specialize in providing first-time WIC mothers, who are pregnant or breastfeeding their baby, with basic breastfeeding information and encouragement. Incumbents counsel mothers on how to get breastfeeding off to a good start, provide guidance on overcoming common breastfeeding challenges, triage basic breastfeeding problems, make referrals when mothers need advanced lactation care and support, and facilitate group classes and support groups.

For more in​formation, please visit the Sacramento County Employment Opportunity webpage​.



Under general supervision, provides nutrition and dietary educational instruction, assessment and counseling to clients; may provide technical support and assistance to paraprofessionals and clerical staff.​​

For more in​formation, please visit the Sacramento County Employment Opportunity webpage.

 *We are currently recruiting for a full-time Dietitian. Information can be found here​. 

Nutrition Program Coordinator

Under general direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic site or other nutrition program within WIC.  This can include providing nutritional and dietary educational instruction; assessment and counseling to clients; coordinating and integrating WIC services with other community services; and assisting in the development of WIC program policies and procedures.

For more in​formation, please visit the Sacramento County Employment Opportunity webpage​.​


Lactation Consultant (Contracted Position)

Lactation Consultant is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Conducting consultations with normal and complex lactation issues (i.e. babies with poor latch, low supply, moms with mastitis, etc.)
  • Providing phone and face to face consultations, either in the office or the mother's home
  • Training and mentoring breastfeeding support staff and WIC staff
  • Assisting with monthly in-service trainings
  • Documenting consult notes and forms in applicable program databases​

Applicants interested in future Lactation Consultant position openings are to contact Lisa Mathews at or (916) 875-2133.​​​​

For more information on all other job listings, please contact Amelia Schen​del at ​​ or (916) 875-2128.